The Era Of Rock And Roll

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There are many genres and eras of music that helped shape music today. Rock and roll for example, is by far the most influential and diverse genre in the music business. The most significant era of rock and roll is The British Invasion including music by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Fleetwood Mac. These artists helped to establish The British music industry by serving as a viable center for music creativity and help make other artists achieve international success. The British Invasion was a major influence in all music, and still is today. Before the British invasion, the majority of the United States’ teens were devoted to Elvis Presley. Presley had been a major cause of unity between blacks and whites in the 1950s because of his soulful rhythm and blues sound, although a white man. Teens’ love for Elvis Presley allowed them to come together as a whole and not criticize one another. Presley is known for being the King of Rock and Roll and a major influence to artists of all kinds. One group particularly influenced by “The King” became the most famous band in the world in the 1960s: The Beatles. The Beatles, a group from Liverpool, England, is made up of members John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The earliest incarnation of the Beatles, the Quarrymen, named after their school Quarry Bank High School, was created by Lennon in 1956. McCartney was later accepted as a member only because he knew the chords to Eddie Cochran’s
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